[ltp] T61 LED backlight mod

green linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:23:31 -0600

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I posted this to the regular thinkpad list, with no response in about
3 days.  Perhaps it is okay to post it here also, with some added
comments, especially since the machine does and will run Debian. :)

ThinkPad T61, 14.1 inch, SXGA+, with a very dim backlight.  It is
nearly impossible to use in sunlight, and becoming more difficult to
use even in low-light indoor settings.

I am considering this product (same product from 2 vendors?):

Is it possible to upgrade to a fully working, adjustable LED
backlight?  If so, how complicated is the process and how long would
it take me the first time?  To give you an idea of my experience, I
have replaced the system board, processor, and fan in this T61 by
following the steps in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.

Comments and links appreciated lots, thanks.

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